Consumers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Individuals and Small Business

Paycheck Protection Program
The Department of Treasury released the Paycheck Protection Program application and supplemental information on its website. Beginning April 3, businesses can apply for loans under the program.

Small businesses and sole proprietorships affected by the coronavirus can apply for loans under the program beginning Friday, April 3. Beginning April 10, independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply.


Find a CPA

Find a CPA

Find a CPA by location, specialty, or even language based on your individual needs. Thousands of consumers use this service annually.

Find a CPA


What Is a CPA?

A CPA (certified public accountant) is a trusted financial adviser who has passed the rigorous CPA Exam and met experience requirements before being licensed, and maintains continuing professional education courses for their CPA certification.

 CPAs can be:

  • Auditors
  • Business advisers
  • Decision makers
  • Tax consultants
  • Accounting consultants
  • And much more to both individuals and businesses.

CPA vs Accountant

Not all accountants can call themselves CPAs. A CPA must adhere to certain professional and technical requirements. Here are some important facts to consider when you are choosing a financial professional.

  • CPA is a certified public accountant licensed by the state.
  • CPAs must meet certain work experience requirements.
  • CPAs must meet continuing education requirements.
  • CPAs follow a strict code of ethics


Financial Tips

State3

Taxes for Living and Working in Different States

If you live in Pennsylvania and work in a neighboring state, or vice versa, this guide will help you navigate the often treacherous landscape of how to file your taxes. Consult with a CPA on complex interstate tax issues. 

View Guide

Search Finance and Accounting FAQs 

PICPA members have answered hundreds of questions about personal finance, small business, taxes and more. Search the library for guidance and consult a CPA before taking action.